We do not provide vehicles nor are we a licensed transportation brokerage or provider. I also book it for guests coming to visit unless they travel light and want to use the train. This means that, if you need to make your flight, to get your family somewhere on time, to , or a million other things, your Starline driver acts as part of your support network. As I am fluent in English and often travel in Italy with my British friends, I get enraged when a tip is expected or worse extorted by putting the change in another pocket as happened to me in a touristy bar in Rome. I don't tip, just round up to 50 euros from the standard rate of 48 euros. It's nice but optional to leave a small tip in your room for the housekeeping staff when you depart. Las Vegas is the ultimate tourist destination for those who are looking for a good time partying.
Same thing if you pay more for bread, for example, like in Rome. When your driver pulls up to your final destination, opens your door and wishes you a pleasant evening, it's time to show your appreciation for his attention with a tip of around 15 percent, or comparable to the amount you tip at a restaurant. He was kind and friendly and got us into town lickity split. This guide will tell you everything you need to know. A good rule of thumb is to round up to the nearest euro for a short trip and to the nearest 10 euro for a longer ride.
For transfers and guide services, ten to fifteen percent is acceptable. We went straight to our Trusted Travel Experts—handpicked by Wendy as some of the —to find out the customary tipping rules all over Europe. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey A 10 percent tip is customary in restaurants, and it should be offered in cash only, as servers prefer not to add it to the check. So if your taxi fare is 19 euros and 70 cents, you can give the driver 20 euros and tell them to keep the rest. Not leaving any tip at all sends the wrong message — that Americans are not only noisy, they also have no savoir-faire.
This is completely normal and should be an expected charge on your bill anytime you sit down anywhere, even if all you order is a glass of water. Having said all this, I was absolutely gobsmacked by the tipping practice at our holiday destination in the Caribbean. The company representing the apartment we will be staying in, recommended several companies, and we made the choice ourselves. It also helps with making sure you have the right amount of cash while traveling. For instance, you know that you should always tip your waiter and your valet attendant, but what about the hardware store employee who helps carry supplies to your car? By Rick Steves Here's a tip: Don't stress over tipping.
Frankly, this is the pink elephant in the room. Also, many years, since we have stayed in Rome. Do you have your own tipping experiences to add? You can leave the concierge 1 or 2 Euros if he provides good service. Photo: Shutterstock Tips are appreciated in Ireland, but the rules are slightly different. Whatever, a tip of 10% for really good service, over expectations for the job, is quite enough.
Since this is extra it is more of paying for extra than tipping and I would encourage you to look at it that way. In Venice the hotel staff who takes you to the room at the Danieli was a notable exception. If you have an excessive amount of luggage or the driver goes out of his way carrying bags up lots of steps, for instance you could certainly give more but for standard service, getting a normal number of bags to the car and then to the apartment door, a 5E tip is fine. Tipping the limo driver is one topic that is much debated, on how much to give the driver or if the client should tip at all. We traveled from Venice to Rome — ate at small trattorias, pizzerias, coffee bars and a few fine dining restaurants. I doubt any other company would do that so we always use RomeCabs and always recommend them.
Forget the stress of planning flights, deciding what to pack, and figuring out how to get around…one of the aspects of travel that causes people the most anxiety is tipping. Obviously, we no longer use his service. In Switzerland, for example, tipping is currently at about 10% of the bill, and it is fine to leave it on the credit card slip when you pay at a restaurant. Tipping is an issue only at restaurants that have waiters and waitresses. Hotels At hotels with porters, pay the porter a euro for each bag they carry. I used to tip in my early days, but now I don't. This just to share some more information.
If you want to avoid repeating the same mistakes of tourists past — and yet also avoid the irate waiter or cab driver — then meet somewhere in the middle and go with a small tip of a few spare coins. There is plenty of information that varies on ask-answer internet forums about how much to give to whom and what to do if there is not a tip jar. I would avoid companies that mention tips because they are just out to take advantage of North Americans and our tipping culture. They were very prompt when I wrote to them. You never need to tip for anything.